25th July 2017

The history of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Saturday brings with it one of the most historic and prestigious races in the world, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (sponsored by QIPCO) at Ascot.

Launched in 1952 as a tribute to Her Majesty The Queen’s parents, the race has long-been recognized as Europe’s premier, midseason, middle-distance race for all age groups.

It has been won in the past by numerous Royal Ascot winners, Epsom Derby winners and Prix De L’Arc de Triomphe winners, many of whom are immortalised at Ascot through bars that carry their names.

Tickets for King George Saturday remain on sale from £28. Find out more.